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Joe Biden’s Brother Frank Linked to Real Estate Project In Costa Rica

(Breitbart.com) Frank Biden, the youngest brother of former Vice President Joe Biden, saw his business interests benefit from millions of dollars in taxpayer loans to Caribbean nations during the Obama years. The extensive overlap in Frank Biden’s dealings and Obama-Biden foreign policy in Central America...

Uber’s Success: The Real Story

Since it went public last May, much of the investor debate surrounding Uber has understandably revolved around how quickly the company can pare its still-massive losses. Less attention has been given, however, to Uber's ride-hailing share losses in the U.S. and Latin America, where Lyft...

Palmares Festival Costa Rica 2020!

After Zapote, the next big entertainment venue on tap is "Palmares", a carnival-style celebration that takes place this year between January 17 and 26, in the town of Palmares, between Alajuela and San Ramon. Palmares is of the largest of the summer festivals, attended by...

People who live to 100 tend to eat lots of beans

Dan Buettner grew up in Minnesota during the 1960s, where he was fed a high-carb diet of bright yellow macaroni and cheese and sweaty red hot dogs wrapped inside flaky croissants. "We didn't know better," he said. But when the cyclist and storyteller started traveling around...

Following January Camp in Qatar, the USMNT will kick off 2020 vs. Costa Rica on Feb. 1 in California

The United States Men’s National Team (USMNT) will get a chance to see what it is aiming for when it holds an upcoming 2022 World Cup friendly against Costa Rica on February 1 in Carson, California, the home of MLS’ Los Angeles Galaxy. The USMNT,...

Government Highlights Dozens of Works That Impacted Costa Rica’s Road Development in 2019

The Government of Carlos Alvarado highlighted the projects that impacted Costa Rica's road development in 2019. Outstanding works in Circunvalación Norte, the extension of the Ruta 32, the binational bridge at Sixaola, OBIS - Obras Impostergables - (unpostponable works) between San José and San Ramón,...

Why Kerosene Is Called “Canfin” in Costa Rica

With the discovery of the fire, man learned to use it to defend from predators, cook food, keep in the cold and light up the dark. At first trunks and dry branches were used and when he discovered the oil, he managed to take advantage...

Keylor Navas reveals that he will live in Spain after retiremenet

The Costa Rican goalkeeper, Keylor Navas, reveals in the interview with Spanish journalist Edu Aguirre for the program 'El Chiringuito', that when he retires, he will not return to Costa Rica and most likely will live in Spain.  "When you retire, are you leaving for...

Costa Rica remains in a relatively average position in the PISA report

Although in the last ten years the average expenditure per primary and secondary student increased by about 15% in OECD countries, most of their states do not report significant progress in education. According to a ranking by the Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA), in...

Immigration Supports Bill To Stop Convicted Foreigners From Obtaining Costa Rican Citizenship

The Dirección General de Migración y Extranjería (DGME) - Costa Rica's immigration service - supports the bill that seeks that foreigners convicted of crimes in the country do not obtain Costa Rican citizenship. Immigration Director, Raquel Vargas, in a written statement, told the Legislative Committee...

Two Americans Nabbed At San Jose Airport With US$644,000 In Cash

Two Americans tried to enter Costa Rica, through the San Jose international airport (SJO), with US$644,344 dollars in their carryons. According to a press release from the Ministerio de Seguridad Pública (MSP) - Ministry of Public Security -  the men were identified by their last...

Star Wars Fever Arrives In Costa Rica (Photos)

Good morning and happy Saturday! Star Wars fever arrived at the San Jose (SJO), Costa Rica airport last night, with the landing of the United Airlines Boeing 737-800 with special painting to the new movie of the Star Wars saga, The Rise of Skywalker. ...

Costa Rican Politicians Waste Almost $3B A Year According IDB

The report of the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) “Mejor gasto para mejores vidas” (Better spending for better lives) published in 2018 estimates that in Costa Rica, 4.7% of the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) that for that year -  almost US$3 billion dollars - is...

Bill Gosling Outsourcing’s Operations in Costa Rica Create 300+ New Jobs

Looking for a job and have customer service skills? Bill Gosling Outsourcing announced the hiring of 300+ people in its launch of nearshore operations in Costa Rica. The company dedicated to outsourcing customer communication services is located in the Centro Corporativo El Cafetal, in Belén...

Costa Rica Exceeds 500 Homicides

Costa Rica has exceeded 500 homicides for the year. As of Wednesday morning, with the 4 overnight Tuesday murders in Limón, Hatillo, Barranca y Sarapiquí, the number of homicides for the year so far is 502. Though the humber is high, at the same time...

San Jose Among the Top 10 ‘Ungraceful’ Destinations That Should be Avoided

Mastodonistic buildings, chaotic traffic, overpopulation, absence of historical heritage ... San Jose, Costa Rica, is among the ten destinations with little (or no) charm that will not trigger travelers' alarms in search of sublime places. More than 2 million visit Costa Rica every year, but...

Starting This Week DiDi Challenges Uber In Costa Rica

UPDATE (10:20am). DIDI will start operations in Costa Rica on Tuesday (Nov. 19). Starting this week, Uber in Costa Rica will have a challenger. DiDi, the transportation app of Chinese origin, starts operating this week with some 5,000 driving partners serving the metropolitan areas of...

CAFTA Diet May Be Bad For Health, Say US Experts

A study on a trade deal between the U.S. and smaller, developing countries in Central America and the Caribbean - the Central America Free Trade Agreement (CAFTA-DR) - highlights how free trade agreements impact diet and health The study analyzes the availability of non-nutritious food...

New Low-Cost Flight: Dallas – Liberia

The low-cost airline Sun Country announced that between June and August 2020 it will operate a weekly flight between the Dallas, Texas and  Liberia, Costa Rica. The operation will begin on Saturday June 13 and end on Saturday August 15, with flights departing the Dallas...

USS Cincinnati Makes Port In Costa Rica

The USS Cincinnati will be in the port of Golfito from today (Wednesday, November 7) until Sunday, November 10, as part of its trip from Alabama to its new base port in California. The visit of the Naval Force vessel is for logistical purposes only,...

Only In Costa Rica … For Now

Costa Rica is the first country for Uber's launch of its carbon footprint reduction product now available to its customers. UberEco is an ecological modality that will help reduce the carbon footprint, as part of the profits will be invested in the Orosí wind project,...

Costa Rica Manufacturing: A Bipolar Sector

While a group of manufacturing companies decided to reduce their operations in Costa Rica, arguing that local production costs are high, another group of companies in the sector decided to increase their investments. According to the most recent official data, during August 2019 the growth...

360° Photo of Volcano Arenal

360° Photograph of Costa Rica's most popular and active volcano, Arenal, the lagoon and Chato Volcano (called 'Cerro Chato' in Spanish), an inactive volcano that sits in the southeast side of the Arenal.  For more, check out this great video by Travelution SWIMMING IN A...

Chronicle: The Morning When An Ak-47 Woke San Jose

No one knows what to do. A hail of bullets breaks the morning early morning air in Sagrada Familia, in San Jose. A man searches for the safest place in the room he rents and hides under the bed. An entire family also runs...

Playa Jacó 1981

Not so long ago, Playa Jacó. Photo from Facebook Fotos antiguas de Costa Rica

Mexico, Colombia and Costa Rica Lead Latin America In Doing Business

The ease of doing business in Latin America has improved over the past 15 years, by halving the number of days it takes to start a business a little more than a month on average, according to the World Bank's Doing Business annual report. Brazil...

Costa Rica – China Route More Frequencies Managed

Costa Rican exporters are negotiating to change the frequency of the maritime route between Port Moin and Shanghai from monthly to weekly from February 2020. The service began last September 22, when the ship of China Ocean Shipping Company (Cosco), shipping company of the Chinese...

Air Europa Looking To Costa Rica in 2020

Air Europa, a member of the Spanish group Globalia, began processing the permits to fly to Costa Rica. The request was made officially on Monday, October 7, as confirmed by the Directorate General of Civil Aviation. The request is specifically to obtain the Certificado...

There is no doubt, Bryan Adams is Bryan Adams!

Many singer-songwriters specializing in romantic songs risk easily falling into a cloying terrain, where cheesy lyrics abound and simplistic musical ideas are repeated. However, in the case of Bryan Adams, it doesn't apply, says Arturo Pardo, music critic for La Nacion. "Although his compositions are very...

Plan to cut second round in presidential election fails

If you feel that political campaigns in Costa Rica and long and tedious and, at the same time, consider them very expensive, better to be patient, since legislators practically buried a constitutional reform that would cut the second round voting in the event of...

New VAT Payment Scheme for Agribusiness

From October 1, Costa Rican producers and suppliers in agricultural and fisheries work will be taxed through the new Régimen Especial Agropecuario (REA) - Special Agricultural Regime. With the announcement last week, the agricultural and fishing sector have a special regime for declaring and paying...

Poas Eruption This Monday Morning

The Observatorio Vulcanologico y Sismologico de Costa Rica (OVSICORI) reported the Volcan Poas had a major eruption this Monday morning, at 5:40 am local time. The colossus spewed out a column of gas some 2,000 meters above the crater (4,708 meters - 15.4442 feet -...

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